With the 2013 football season right around the corner, Illinois State Athletics has announced single-game football tickets are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at GoRedbirds.com or at the Redbird Arena ticket office.
Larry Lyons took over as Illinois State athletics director July 1, leading the department after 26 years as one of its most effective role players. Now, the longtime Redbird is plotting his own renaissance.
Senior throwers Tim Glover and Brittany Smith finished as NCAA Division I runners-up in their respective events, when the Redbird men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up action June 8 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, for the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In the most recent announcement by the NCAA, all of the athletic programs at Illinois State have exceeded the NCAA’s threshold for Academic Progress Rate (APR). In addition, 15 of the University’s 19 programs finished above the national average while nine teams achieved perfect 1,000 scores for the 2011–2012 data year.
The Athletics program lost its most devoted volunteer and fundraiser earlier this year.